ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival July 27th/29th, 2023

  • Daun will once again be the host of rallying's biggest and best-known festival
  • A worldwide reunion for historic rally scene
  • Preparations are already in full swing with some innovations thrown in

Friends of rallying worldwide – and of historic rally cars in particular – should highlight the date of July 27th/29th, 2023 in their diaries. Between those dates, the Volcanic Eifel region around Daun will once again be transformed into a mobile rally museum. More than one hundred and fifty rally cars, either originals or faithfully built contemporary replicas, will be exhibited on the Rally Mile in Daun. Out on the demonstration stages in the Eifel hills around Daun, fans can see these rally cars in live action and delight in the visual and acoustic experience. Although the rally cars are the stars of the Eifel Rallye Festival, their former drivers, and many other people from the past of this fascinating sport are also drawn to Daun every year to enjoy this international reunion of the rally scene.

Planning for the Festival is already underway, and the key framework has been established. "The shakedown on Thursday in the 'Kelberger Land' will be followed, as in the past, by the Welcome Evening with open-air cinema operating in the Rally Mile," explains Otmar Anschütz, organiser of the Festival and chairman of the organising club, the MSC Daun. "For Friday's and Saturday's stages, we are focusing on keeping to the tried and tested stages that have been enjoyed by the crews and the fans, but we are also keen on offering innovations for both groups. There will certainly be some surprises for them."

Reinhard Klein who, as head of the group of historic rally car owners known as ‘Slowly Sideways’, is responsible for the composition of the field of participants. He says: “In the previous ten editions of our Festival, we have made huge strides in the quality and variety of the participating rally cars. We want to continue on this path consistently in the future. It has been fascinating for me to discover which unique gems from the history of rallying we could already present here. But there are still many more to uncover – and we are working on that."